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Dec 2, 2012 7:00am PST
is not just elections. it's liberal constitutionalism. it's these documents. it's civil society. egypt seems to be going in the direction of not liberal democracy but ill liberal democracy. >> right. you're absolutely right that people who are worried about egypt right now absolutely see it going in this illiberal direction. it has some great language about individual rights but it makes it all subject to the principles. >> the state is given charge of public morality. >> absolutely. >> women's rights, for example which there's been a constitutional article that said the state will work to achieve equality between men and women. that was in the constitution. now it's gone. there's a nondiscrimination clause but it doesn't mention women as a protected class. it's really a step backwards in terms of liberties. if you believe that really what we care about, what we look at democracy we don't really care about the voting. the voting is important but we care about freedom and liberty for people. you would have to thi thnk that egypt is not going in the right direction. >> do you thin
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